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The Resource Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick

Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick

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Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Title
Sea of glory
Title remainder
America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the nineteenth century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world had ever seen - six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers, and biologists, all under the command of the young, brash Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Their goal was to cover the Pacific Ocean, top to bottom, and to plant the American flag around the world. Four years after embarking, they returned to the United States having accomplished this and much more. They discovered a new southern continent, which Wilkes would name Antarctica. They were the first Americans to survey the treacherous Columbia River, the first to chart dozens of newly discovered islands all across the Pacific. They explored volcanoes in Hawaii, confirmed Charles Darwin's theory of the formation of coral atoll, and collected thousands of specimens that eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian's scientific collections."--BOOK JACKET
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NMP
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wilkes, Charles
  • United States Exploring Expedition
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
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Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Note
First published in the U.S.: New York : Viking Penguin, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-436) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56995106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 452 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780142004838
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142004838
  • (OCoLC)56995106
  • (Sirsi) b13290927
Label
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Note
First published in the U.S.: New York : Viking Penguin, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56995106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 452 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780142004838
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142004838
  • (OCoLC)56995106
  • (Sirsi) b13290927

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